As more and more high profile UFC bouts fall through due to weight cutting issues, fans, pundits and the UFC themselves are eyeing potential solutions.
Currently, it seems as if the promotion are planning on returning from early morning to the afternoon weigh-ins from years past. But despite multiple fighters protesting against the move, and instead asking to see the welterweight division being moved to 175-pounds and the introduction of a new 165-pound weight class, UFC president Dana White is having none of it.
Dana White remains opposed to creating 165 and 175 pound divisions. pic.twitter.com/2364AxMPeK
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) July 28, 2018
The UFC boss was talking to the media yesterday after the Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier weigh-ins in Calgary, Canada, and made it clear he had not even a passing interest in the introduction of a new division.
“I was never considering it,” White said. “Nope. Haven’t even thought about it. I think it would [thin the divisions]. I think it hurts the division. You have a lot of guys jumping to go to [different divisions]. I don’t like it.”